ProblemFacing an Emergency Department
ProblemFacing an Emergency Department
Q1.Inadequate facilities and insufficient doctors is a major problemfacing emergency department in healthcare center. The main cause ofthe problem is due to lack of experts who have the necessary skillsin that field. The department has few doctors who work throughout theday and are not able to provide services to all patients. Some of thedoctors have gone abroad to search for better paying jobs (Bucciet al, 2016).The number of patients going for treatment exceeds the number ofdoctors and nurses with a big ratio.
Lackof machines, few beds and low space in emergency department maketreating procedures become slow hence only few patients can be servedwithin a certain period. (Bongale& Young, 2013). As a result, thehealthcare is usually crowded and since the hospital cannot handleit, some of the patients go home unattended. Change must be employedto ease this issue, for instance, more specialists should be added incrisis division so that they can assist at night.
Q2.Health organizations body should assist the management withstrategies on how to improve the daily activities in hospital. Suchorganizations can also provide the healthcare with the necessarytools which are required during treatment. The strategy involves theintroduction of expensive modern machines that will enable doctors toserve patients effectively. Directors of the departments should alsomake a follow up to ensure that specialists are well taken care whichwill tend to motivate them. Also, the issue of migration of doctorsfrom one area to another can be handled through increase of payments.In learning environments, measures like educating students on firstaid measures could be used to prepare them on what they should doduring crisis.
Q3.In order for the department to improve its services, the managementshould be involved to provide the right direction to be followed.Promotion at work and better payments will help to motivate workersand attract more professions from other regions. Increase of healthworkers will allow the department to serve a great number ofpatients.
Providingmedical support will assist the health organization to meet itsmission which is to save citizens life. Adequate resources in thehospitals tend to support adoption of modern methods of treatmentwhich will align with the organization’s vision of providingquality service. Q4. The strategies of formulating organizationbodies will assist to implement change to cub the issues of accidentsand emergencies. The strategy aims at enacting rules and programs tobe followed when serving patients. The organization formed will behandling matters pertaining medical challenges and other problemswithin the healthcare (Hoyle & Grant, 2015). Whenever there is anemergency, the body formed will intervene and help to find possiblesolution within time. For example, an emerging problem likeinadequate machines could be noted in advance and get to be solvedearlier.
Matterspertaining salary bargaining ought to be addressed by thisorganization so that the negotiation should not affect the operationof the hospital. The strategy will also help during gathering ofinformation in the emergency field and to know the proper ways ofhandling matters. The management formed would adhere to the followingsteps to facilitate implementation of changes:
First,it should assess whether facilities available in the medical centermeet the required standards to be used by doctors. The inspectionbody will reveal the nature of technology being used to deal withproblems in a particular center and make changes of adopting modernmethods. For instance, it might observe low accommodation space toserve large population thereby constructing new structures. As aresult, the matters of rooms as a hospital it is a challenge and needto be settled.
Secondstep is to promote welfare of nurses and doctors. It can be achievedwhen doctors sign agreement with the management on how they aresupposed to be paid (Hsieh et al, 2016). For instance, the workersand the body ought to agree about salary increment when people bringmore qualification certificates. Compensation and better paymentsencourage employees to work hard and hence completing projects earlyenough. Improving facilities will ensure that necessary tools areavailable and patients receive all types of treatment.
Lastly,training of workers on new methods of handling accidents andemergency issues will help to obtain more skills in nursing field(Abo-Hamad&Arisha, 2013).For instance, in nursing schools, students should be provided withall the information required before searching for employment.Learners should be provided with basic knowledge that would enablethem work in difficult situations and produce best of their service.
Q5.The government and the entire hospital management must to be involvedwhen initiating the above change. The local authority is the keyprovider of hospital resources and funds which meant to renovatehealth services. The authority should establish more health centersat different geographical areas to serve patients who are in need.
Thegovernment is also responsible in meeting payment of workers throughministry bodies, thus it must ensure that professions are compensatedon time to keep them motivated. To impact changes in accident andemergency department unit, it requires competent physicians who areloyal to their profession. Practitioners who are committed to theirjobs can be able to resolve a problem immediately.
Suchkind of people should be realistic and able to make decision basingon the evidence through evaluating, integrating and weight of thesituation. When passing a decision, it is important to considerculture, values and context of patients.
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